your power is too great for those who hate you. 3
the Lord angrily devours them; 6
the fire consumes them.
1 tn The king is now addressed. One could argue that the
2 tn Heb “your hand finds.” The idiom pictures the king grabbing hold of his enemies and defeating them (see 1 Sam 23:17). The imperfect verbal forms in vv. 8-12 may be translated with the future tense, as long as the future is understood as generalizing.
3 tn Heb “your right hand finds those who hate you.”
4 tn Heb “you make them like a furnace of fire.” Although many modern translations retain the literal Hebrew, the statement is elliptical. The point is not that he makes them like a furnace, but like an object burned in a furnace (cf. NEB, “at your coming you shall plunge them into a fiery furnace”).
6 tn Heb “the
7 tn Heb “fruit.” The next line makes it clear that offspring is in view.
8 tn Heb “seed.”
9 tn Heb “sons of man.”